Biography of Charles E. Curtis
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Charles Edgar Curtis, lawyer, is one of the young professional men of Wadsworth, and is a member of one of the oldest and best known families of North Central Ohio. He was born at Wadsworth, Sept. 18, 1900, the only son of Charles A. and Flora E. (Loomis) Curtis.

Charles A. Curtis is president of the Wadsworth Savings & Trust Company and is a representative citizen of the community. He was born near Wadsworth, Dec. 14, 1863, the son of Charles B. and Maria (Turner) Curtis. Charles B. Curtis was born at Wadsworth, Jan. 16, 1824, and died in 1867. Maria (Turner) Curtis was born at Wadsworth, Feb. 22, 1826, and died in 1875. Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth. Their only child was Charles A., father of the subject of this sketch.

Charles B. Curtis was the son of Cyrus Curtis, who was born at Norfolk, Conn., Dec. 24, 1794. He came to Wadsworth in February, 1823, and died there March 8, 1875. He was the father of eight children, of whom Charles B. was the third.

Cyrus Curtis was the son of Capt. Cyrus Curtis, who was born in Connecticut in 1767. He married Edith Mills, a native of New York. He died Dec. 6, 1839. He was the father of three children, of whom Cyrus, Jr., was the second.

Charles A. Curtis, father of the subject of this sketch, was reared and educated at Wadsworth. At the age of 18 years he became associated in business with J. D. Ross. Later he lived in Kansas for a time, but returned to Wadsworth in 1895. He was married June 12, 1895, to Miss Flora E. Loomis, who was born at Wadsworth, April 26, 1867, the daughter of Edgar H. and Margaret J. (Mills) Loomis.

Charles Edgar Curtis grew up at Wadsworth and received his early education in the public schools. After his graduation from high school in 1918 he entered the University of Michigan, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1922. He then studied law and received the degree of LL. B. at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, in 1926. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in that year and was associated with the law firm of Cull, Burton & Laughlin in Cleveland until May, 1928. Mr. Curtis has since been engaged in general practice at Wadsworth, with offices in the Masonic Temple Building. Jan. 1, 1931, Mr. Curtis became an attorney for Ohio Farmers Insurance Company and Ohio Farmers Indemnity Company, with general offices in LeRoy, Ohio.

On Dec. 21, 1929, Mr. Curtis was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Ames, of Wooster, the daughter of John Watson and Blanche (Myers) Ames. She is a graduate of Wooster College, class of 1926. Mr. Ames is a graduate of Case School of Applied Science, and is associated with the Ohio State Agricultural Experiment Station at Wooster.

Mr. Curtis is a Republican and is serving as secretary of the Republican Executive Committee of Medina County. He is a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wadsworth and belongs to Wadsworth Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 385 American Legion; and Brook Side Country Club. He also belongs to Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Phi fraternities, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He lives at 148 Gordon Avenue, Wadsworth.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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